A Dog of Flanders
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The fifth film version of the classic 19th century children's tale by Ouida (aka Marie-Louise de la Ramée), A Dog of Flanders tells the story of young Nello (Jesse James), a boy growing up with his grandfather Jehan (Jack Warden) after the death of his parents. Although Jehan has little in the way of material wealth, he loves his grandson and tries to encourage him in his pursuits; Nello also has the support of his best friend Aloise (Madyline Sweeten) and the love of his faithful dog, Patrasche. Following in the footsteps of his late mother, Nello has an interest in art and has taken up… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 21%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Old-fashioned, sentimental tale of determination."
‑ Polly M. Robertus, Common Sense Media
"enough spirit and the right attitude, but the rest of the essential elements of a successful movie just are not here."
‑ Blake French, NutzWorld
"The film is one that families will enjoy discovering and experiencing together."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"One is tempted on such a promising but cliched movie to reduce it to a one-phrase review. The one for this picture would be: Needs more dog."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"Horrible adaptation of a wonderful story. Rent the anime version, instead."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Step into the darkened theater and the familiar smell may not hit you immediately. Watch your step, though, because A Dog of Flanders is nothing but cinematic doggy poo."
‑ Elias Savada, Nitrate Online
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